No. 3 Virginia pushes past No. 20 Virginia Tech


Often mocked for the slower paced style of play, the Virginia Cavaliers do have players who can score in bunches.

The Cavaliers, who improved to 7-2 against nationally ranked teams this season, have won in six of their last eight visits to their in-state rival. The Virginia reserve had made only one of his previous 13 shots from 3-point range.

In his absence, Kerry Blackshear Jr. was the man, putting up 23 points, 13 rebounds and 2 steals, while shooting an efficient 10-of-14 from the floor. It's Guy's third consecutive game scoring 20 or more points.

Virginia broke a second-half tie with a 14-4 run for a 48-38 edge with 11 minutes left in the game.

Virginia Tech missed 25 of its 28 three-point attempts.

On Monday, against a very good Virginia Tech Hokies team, Guy's shooting was instrumental in Virginia earning a victory.

UVA also had 13 turnovers, continuing an ugly recent trend, and Tech had a 13-6 advantage in points off turnovers.

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The Cavaliers have a well-rounded collection of players without any real headliners, but the team plays such strong defense it will be a task for Duke to overcome it again to claim the ACC title in the upcoming conference tournament.

The 'Hoos (23-2, 11-2 ACC) led by three at the break, but had an unsightly eight turnovers in the first half, and allowed the Hokies (20-6, 9-5 ACC) free will in the paint.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Kyle Guy scored 23 points and it was his big first half that gave No. 3 Virginia a chance to get things right in the second half.

"In the first half, they were just missing shots, open shots", Virginia coach Tony Bennett said of the Hokies.

Virginia Tech dropped to 3-3 in games since senior guard Justin Robinson has been out with an ankle injury.